Capped Utrecht trees can provide the city with valuable wood!
Utrecht has a very accurate tree register online. If you want to know more about a specific tree on the street or in a park, you can find name, age, etc. Thanks to this register, Tafelboom knows a lot about the trees they cut. Often there are pictures of the tree and stories from people who knew the tree. This makes the wood extra valuable.
Here Rob got his first city wood (A plane tree from the Bemuurde Weerd that fell into the canal). It is close to his workshop, he regularly gets the wood on his bike!
Table tree told on the website:
We are committed to the traditional, sustainable and local processing of the urban wood from Utrecht. In artistic and social projects we want to show both the material value and the historical value and the emotional value of the Utrecht city trees.
Our spearheads are: experience of nature, expertise, meetings between Utrecht residents, collaboration with local partners, manual labor, a process-oriented method and documentation.
More fascinating content about Tafelboom, their mission, open Saturdays and a tree map can be found on their website.